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The Syrian Conflict, Chemical Weapons, the UN Report, and the Danger of a New Middle East War

Until last week, the question that has consumed the public interest since the end of August has been whether or not the US will launch an attack on Syria to ‘punish’ the Assad government for the August 21st gas attack

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Al-Qaeda’s Top Terrorist Calls for Attacks Inside US

In audio message, Zawahri says small-scale attacks ‘by one brother or a few of the brothers’ would hurt American economy by triggering big spending on security Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to “bleed America

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Fanning the Flames: While Washington Wavers, the World Prepares for War

At first, US leaders in Washington refused to acknowledge that a gas attack had occurred in Syria, although observers and video evidence said otherwise. The President’s initial silence was broken when the administration rushed to judgment, putting full and unequivocal

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Sinai Peninsula Has Become the Latest Terrorist Playground; Egypt Declares It a Closed Military Zone

Since the overthrow of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian army, more than a thousand people have died in the worst political violence the country has seen in modern history. While much of Cairo was in chaos yesterday, on

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EGYPT EXPLODING! How the Failure of the ‘Arab Spring” May Set the Entire Region On Fire

Wednesday, August 14, 2013  -   Egypt is fast devolving into chaos. The street fighting has left hundreds dead and wounded. Christian churches have been set ablaze and Christians fear for their lives. The Egyptian military has already begun to take

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Update: State Dept Extends Shutdown of Embassies in 19 Countries

the State Department has announced that out of “an abundance of concern” 19 Embassies throughout the Muslim world will continue to be shut until the end of the week. Concern about an attack on Sunday, August 4 that did not

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Editorial: Obama’s Surprise Appearance Underscores Racial Issues in Zimmerman Trial

The trial is over, George Zimmerman was exonerated, and the jury has gone home. But the controversy is far from over, and the President has just given a long statement to the press and the American people, all about race

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Egypt’s Interim Government Orders the Arrest of Brotherhood Leader for Inciting Violence

Prosecutor’s office issues arrest warrant for Mohamed Badie on charges of inciting violence in Cairo when 51 died. The Brotherhood said that bringing charges against Badie was an attempt by the authorities to break up an ongoing vigil. [AP] Egypt’s

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